Accession Number : AD0262991

Title :   A STUDY OF ATMOSPHERIC EFFECTS ON THE INFRARED SPECTRUM

Corporate Author : GENERAL ELECTRIC CO SYRACUSE N Y

Personal Author(s) : CROMPTON,R.H.

Report Date : MAY 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Contents: Atmospheric absorption problem Basis of atmos heric absorption Significant atmospheric constituents Water vapor absorption Absorption water vapor content of a slant path through the atmosphere A practical approach to water vapor content Water vapor absorption models The Beer-Lambert law The m thod of Elder and Strong The Elsasser absorption model The Goody model Comparison of models Carbon dioxide absorption Error function absorption model Absorption from CO2 in path length Ozone absorption Error function ozone absorption model Absorption from ozone in path length Total absorption Temperature and pressure effects Scan angles

Descriptors :   *ABSORPTION, *INFRARED RADIATION, ATMOSPHERES, CARBON DIOXIDE, INFRARED WINDOWS, OZONE, PRESSURE, TEMPERATURE, WATER VAPOR, WAVE PROPAGATION

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE